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Abhinav Saxena

a body of clay, a mind full of play, a moment's life - that is me

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2017

Tavi's New Year Speech

Tavi, my 8 year old niece, gave a speech on New Year today. It was very well received, posting it here to preserve it.

2016

GCP vs AWS

Ben Thompson of Stratechery recently wrote a post on how Google Cloud Platform is challenging AWS. It’s a very well thought and interesting post.

Start up vs Big Company

Your company is no longer a startup if it can succeed without its people succeeding or its people can succeed without it succeeding. First thing happens when...

Inflation

We take inflation for granted. We relate it with growing economies, and...

Digital Colonies

Is our time and attention new land to be explored and are Internet giants new colonial powers?

Prayas

बहने दो जिंदगी यूँ ही..

Parivar

Tavi's entry in poem recital competition

Khargosh

खरगोश नहीं, मैं तो अवनि हूँ पापा

Avni's first month

कुछ मुस्कुराहट और कुछ ग़ुस्सा

Avni

अवनि ईज़ हियर

2015

Speed

I recently read a post - Speed as a habit. It’s a great post, and I agree with the author on almost everything. It is very common to see decision-makers know...

Garbage Truck

शुभचिंतक नहीं, गार्बेज ट्रक है वह

Ten years

Ten years ago, on this day, I started working at my first job. I was in Bangalore for six months already and had interned at LG before. I still remember the ...

Don't murder - don't drink and drive

Shikhi felt very strongly about the recent drink and drive case and wrote about it in this post. Do educated people know how to behave in a society? I shoul...

Growing startups and technical debt

I recently read a post - Why the way we look at technical debt is wrong. I do agree that for a company it is important to reach to it’s users as soon as po...

Job offers and Start-ups

Recently, one of my friends, who works in the hiring industry, commented that I have undersold myself whole my life. I think he’s right and though more appar...

Hackintosh

My five-hour struggle to install Yosemite on an old Lenevo laptop; some learnings

I will meet you again

Amrita Pritam's poem - originally in Punjabi. She wrote it for her partner and eminent painter Imroz

2013

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1 August 2001

Ten years ago on this day, I joined college. Memories of my first day there

I, Draupadi

Kartikeya Sarabhai, son of legendary Indian space scientist Vikram Sarabhai, wrote this brilliant poem in 1989, after watching a play on great Indian epic Ma...

2010